The Art Book, New Edition, Mid Format (Hardcover)
In a new compact and portable format - the accessible, award-winning A-Z guide to the world's great painters and sculptors
The Art Book is a landmark in the world of publishing. Available in a range of different formats and in over 20 different languages, it has received rave reviews since its first publication and can be frequently found on bestseller lists around the world.
Now available for the first time in a highly covetable and portable midi format, this second edition is an updated and substantially expanded version of the hugely successful original book.
An A-Z guide to 600 great artists from medieval to modern times, it debunks art-historical classifications and pairs brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions, and techniques. By breaking with traditional classifications, The Art Book represents a fresh and original approach to art: an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich and multifaceted culture.
About the Author
Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors.Introductory essay by Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation and regular contributor to Artforum.